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25/07/22
« on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 03:17:13 »
Kef fire risk 25/07/22: High


Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8770 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0496 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1403 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9527 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Mon 25/07   32°/23°   21 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 26/07   31°/23°   14 km/h   12%   Sunny
Wed 27/07   32°/23°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Thu 28/07   32°/24°   19 km/h   10%   Sunny
Fri 29/07   33°/24°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   32°/24°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   31°/23°   22 km/h   07%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   05%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   19 km/h   05%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   31°/23°   22 km/h   05%   Sunny


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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 03:28:51 »
Body of an 88 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea yesterday morning at Nea Akti Malakonta, Eretria.

Body of an 87 y0o Greek female recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Lagonisi, Attica.

Body of a 52 y-o foreign male recovered from the sea yesterday morning at Plakia, Rethymnon.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 03:53:30 »


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Woman stabbed by 100lb sailfish that leapt out of the water off Florida coast

A 73-year-old woman was stabbed by a 100-pound sailfish when it leapt out of the water as her friends reeled it into their boat.

She received immediate aid from her friends, 75-year-old Louis Toth and 77-year-old Dominic Belleza, who applied pressure to the wound as they went back to shore.

She was taken to a hospital in unspecified condition.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-stabbed-sailfish-florida-fishing-b2130077.html

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 15:04:18 »
Body of a 69 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Hamolias, Vravronas, Attica.

Dead green turtle discovered early today at Askeli, Poros island.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 15:09:08 »
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NHS England short of tens of thousands of staff in 'greatest workforce crisis in its history'

NHS England is short of tens of thousands of doctors, nurses and midwives with the persistent understaffing creating a "serious risk to staff and patient safety", MPs have said in a damning report.

Health and social care services in England face “the greatest workforce crisis in their history” and the government has no credible strategy to make the situation better, according to the cross-party Health and Social Care Committee.

Fresh research by the Nuffield Trust shows the NHS in England is short of 12,000 hospital doctors and more than 50,000 nurses and midwives, revealed in a new report from the committee.

It said maternity services are “under unsustainable pressure”, while the number of full-time equivalent GPs also fell by more than 700 over three years to March 2022.

Projections suggest an extra 475,000 jobs will be needed in health and an extra 490,000 jobs in social care by the early part of the next decade.

The report said staff are under pressure and the NHS loses millions of full-time equivalent days to staff sickness caused by anxiety, stress and depression.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-24/nhs-understaffing-poses-serious-risk-to-patient-safety



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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 15:30:34 »
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More travel red tape next summer for Europe trips: Get ready for Etias and EES

Tourist traffic is now flowing freely through Dover and Folkestone after widespread long delays during the main getaway weekend.

Ministers have blamed the French authorities for failing to deploy more border staff to fulfil the more onerous post-Brexit rules to which the UK asked to be subject.

British passport holders must now have their travel documents inspected and stamped.

The next steps, which are due to be introduced in May 2023, will involve more red tape. The good news: passport stamping will end. The bad news: every traveller must be fingerprinted and provide a facial biometric.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/brexit-border-etias-dover-eurostar-b2130495.html

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 15:34:53 »
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Blue badges may be rejected in Europe this summer because of Brexit
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/blue-badges-europe-rejected-brexit-b2130369.html

Can't see it having much impact on visitors to Kef.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 15:43:53 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 17:28:26 »
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In pictures: First Scottish Tree Hugging Championships

The inaugural Scottish Tree Hugging Championships were held at the weekend.

Events in the competition at Ardtornish, on Lochaber's Morvern peninsula, included hugging as many trees in one minute and freestyle - the most inventive way of hugging a tree.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-62291116

:blink: Maybe a separate Scotland isn't such a bad idea....

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 20:23:19 »
Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from the sea in the Ageladariko Epanomis area of Nea Michaniona.

Body of an 80 y-o Greek male recovered at noon today  from the sea at Nea Ammoulianis, Halkidiki.

Body of a 72 y-o Greek male recovered midday today from the sea at Melissi beach, Corinth.


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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #10 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 20:47:12 »
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More than 10,000 Tory members sign petition demanding Boris Johnson joins leadership race
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-25/over-10000-tory-members-sign-petition-demanding-johnson-joins-leadership-race

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #11 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:32:15 »
Body of a 57 y-o foreign male recovered this afternoon from the sea at Adelianou Kampou, Rethymnon.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:36:41 »
Access to Koroni beach via track has been extended, albeit temporarily, while judges deliberate. Decision expected in August, sometime.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:40:08 »
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David Trimble: Former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader dies

Lord Trimble, former first minister of Northern Ireland and Ulster Unionist Party leader, has died.

Lord Trimble, who was 77, led the UUP between 1995 and 2005, and was instrumental in the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement - the peace deal which ended the worst of Northern Ireland's Troubles.

His efforts won him the Nobel Peace Prize along with SDLP leader John Hume.

Since 2006, he sat in the House of Lords as Baron Trimble of Lisnagarvey.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62299285

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #14 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:42:24 »
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More travel chaos as another rail union announces strike action

Another rail union has announced strikes in the worsening dispute over jobs, pay and conditions - threatening travel chaos in the coming weeks.

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said its members at seven train companies will walk out on August 18 and 20.

They are the same days as the Rail, Maritime and Transport union is striking against Network Rail and 14 train operators.

The TSSA said thousands of its members – including station staff, operational, maintenance, supervisory and management staff – will take part in industrial action.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-25/more-travel-chaos-as-another-rail-union-announces-strike-action

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:45:11 »
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Boris Johnson tells friend: I don’t want to resign and will stay on if Tory members back me
Premier would ‘wipe away everything that stops me being PM in a second’ as he says unequivocally that he wishes to carry on

The Prime Minister also told Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch at Chequers over lunch on Friday that he "wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative Party", the peer said.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/07/25/boris-johnson-tells-friend-dont-want-resign-will-stay-tory-members/

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #16 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:49:30 »
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Woman bites into lizard in McDonald’s burger - and she’s not loving the compensation either

Fury after customer claims the squashed reptile’s guts were ‘hanging out’ of her Big Tasty at the fast food chain’s branch near Paris
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/07/25/woman-bites-lizard-mcdonalds-burger-not-loving-compensation/

Poor little lizard!


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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #17 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 22:56:06 »
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Met admits not sending Boris Johnson questionnaires over Partygate gatherings
Force accused of ‘deferential policing’ after it confirms not seeking details from PM over two events before deciding not to fine him

Anger over the Partygate scandal has been reignited after Scotland Yard confirmed that it did not send questionnaires to Boris Johnson before deciding against fining him for attending two Downing Street lockdown gatherings.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/25/met-finally-admits-not-sending-boris-johnson-questionnaires-over-partygate-gatherings

Perhaps the Met would have been more enthusiastic about prosecuting Kemi Badenoch if she was PM? Although I doubt if she'd have let the parties happen.

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Re: 25/07/22
« Reply #18 on: Monday, 25 July, 2022 @ 23:53:57 »
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British Airways pilots poised to launch strike action
Trade union Balpa expected to threaten walkouts as pay row gathers momentum

British Airways pilots are clamouring for a ballot on strike action in a fresh blow for holidaymakers after airline chiefs rejected demands for a new pay deal.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/07/25/british-airways-pilots-poised-launch-strike-action/